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Indian Americans at US mission to UN

President Joe Biden appointed two Indian Americans ...

Ms Sohini Chatterjee

She has also been a lawyer with the international group at the legal firm Steptoe & Johnson. Gorur was born in Lagos, Nigeria, and lived in India, Oman and Australia, according to the US mission. She was the director of the Protecting Civilians in Conflict Programme at the think tank, Stimson Center, focusing on UN peacekeeping, conflict prevention, and the protection of civilians in armed conflict conducted field research in conflict areas like the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mali, and South Sudan. Biden has named at least 20 Indian Americans to senior positions in his administration. They include Neera Tanden, to be the director of the Office of Management and Budget with cabinet rank; Vivek Murthy to be Surgeon General, and Vanita Gupta, as Associate Attorney General. Niki Haley, who was the first Indian American to get a cabinet position in the US, was appointed by Trump as UN Permanent Representative.

—Arul Louis